TEMPLE OF EVIL was formed in Nicosia, Cyprus in 2008. Since then, they have been working on their first epos.
Initially independently release in December 2015, digital format only, the effort was re-released on CD via Deathhammer Records the following year.
Now BLOOD HARVEST is presenting for the first time on vinyl, this ruthless debut album, baptized “The 7th Awakening”. Release date is set to October 13th.
“The 7th Awakening” features eight tracks of pure unadulterated black metal, summoned as an expression of personal meditation in each individual's reanimated inner spirits. Fierce, harsh black metal at first, but showing a melodic, pagan and deeply personal touch after a deeper listening session. Taking us back to a time when the genre was first incorporating these elements.
Bands that come to mind are Rotting Christ, Emperor and perhaps Satyricon, all in their first few inceptions. Yet, with TEMPLE OF EVIL, the emphasis doesn't seem to be on furious blast beats and aggression. Instead, this act focus on a more ritual and atmospheric approach.
The astonishing artwork on this release was manifested by the mighty Khaos Diktator Designs.
Limited to 300 LPs (100 Gold and 200 Black)
Comes with a full coloured 21x21cm booklet
supported by 4 fans who also own “The 7th Awakening 12"LP”
Builds on the deep, dark foundations set by their first LP, Servants explores deeper into a black cosmic void of truest black metal. Verses are deep, complex, guitars are truest black. Another masterpiece from a band I hope I will be lucky enough to experience live at least once in life. This album is simply phenomenal and I cannot recommend enough. jabbermacy